Lecturer, Journalism & New Media, COFAC-3275L

Lecturer, Journalism and New Media

Department of Mass Communication

College of Fine Arts and Communication



The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for a non-tenure track, 10-month lecturer position in journalism/new media in the Department of Mass Communication beginning January 2020.


Earned M.A. or M.S. in journalism, mass communication or related field and demonstrated success or potential as a classroom teacher. Professional journalism experience preferred.



Teach four 3-credit courses per semester in the undergraduate track in journalism and new media among the following: Journalism and New Media I and II; News Editing; News Reporting; Digital Journalism; Mass Media and Society; or Media Criticism. Develop new courses, such as Reporting Race, Gender and Diversity in America; Minorities in the Media; Visual Journalism; Podcasting; and other courses as needed. Preference will be given to candidates who are interested in developing and implementing curricula that address multicultural issues or who specialize in teaching race and gender in the media. Service to the department is expected. 

The Department:

The department (https://www.towson.edu/cofac/departments/mass-communication/) offers a major in mass communication with tracks in journalism and new media, advertising, and strategic public relations and integrated communication. A master’s degree in communication management is offered. The department annually enrolls more than 700 majors served by 21 full-time and 20 part-time faculty members.  

Towson University

About TU

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process

Application Process:

Review of applications begins September 15, 2019 and continues until position is filled. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of potential for teaching effectiveness, contact information for three references, and a copy of graduate transcripts. Submit three letters of recommendation upon request. Official transcripts are required prior to hire. Send completed applications to:

Elia Powers, Chair, Lecturer Search Committee – Journalism and New Media

Department of Mass Communication

Towson University

8000 York Road

Towson, MD 21252 

All or part of the application may be submitted via email to .  

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is  COFAC 3275L.

Applicant Data Form

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Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.